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I have been fascinated with quilting since I was a little girl sleeping under a Dutch girl quilt my grandmother made. Now that I?m a grandmother myself, I market my original and whimsical designs ...

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Singing Birds Wallhanging

from B. Bumble & Co.
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Singing Birds Wallhanging
Singing Birds Wallhanging Singing Birds Wallhanging
Singing Birds Wallhanging detail of bird

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sewing
  • very simple quilting (in the ditch fine)
  • hand or machine applique
  • simple embroidery for wording

Pattern Description:

This verse really speaks to me! As a teacher, I tried to instill in my elementary students that although they won't be best at everything, they need to try and that everyone's contribution is important. This verse says that so well!
I designed this wall hanging as an entry in a blog hop. Many people asked me to write it up as a pattern, so here it is!
I love bright colors. This is designed to be bright and whimsical, but there is no reason why you couldn't easily change the colors to fit your tastes! You can do the applique by machine as easily as by hand, but at least look at the very easy method I use.
I think this piece would be great for a classroom, a workroom, or any place where people need to be reminded that their contribution is important! I have one in my sewing room!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 20 1/2" x 24", not including ribbons

You Will Also Need:

  • 1/2 yard turquoise fabric
  • large scrap or fat quarter (need 20 1/2" x 4 1/4") black/white print
  • 1/3 yard black/white print for one block and binding
  • scraps in 3 different turquoise fabrics, various orange prints, dark turquoise, light brown, fabric "shreds" or trimmings for one nest
  • backing, batting each about 22" x 26"
  • ribbons- several spools of inexpensive polyester type ribbon is fine. Buy colors to match those in your wall hanging.
  • freezer paper
  • glue stick
  • light pencil or heat sensitive pen such as Pilot's Frixion pen
  • embroidery floss for words